Greenlandic Culture

Get authentic cultural and historical experiences in Greenland, you can learn to speak Greenlandic, visit a local home or learn more about our history through city walks and other tours.

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Greenlandic Culture

Get authentic cultural and historical experiences in Greenland, you can learn to speak Greenlandic, visit a local home or learn more about our history through city walks and other tours.
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Boat tour to Nuuk Icefjord | Nuuk

Join this tour if you want to experience Greenlands most beautiful sides, of ice and breathtaking nature! Hop on board, this tour will take you to the Narsap Sermia ice fjord. En route you will also visit the small and charming abandoned village, Qoornoq. There are thousands of small and large fjords throughout the Greenlandic coast, but near the capital, you’ll find a truly unique fjord system, which is the second largest fjord system in the world. The fjord system is one of the oldest in the world, and it shows in the form of high and steep mountains. In the fjord you will find two glaciers that calve beautiful icebergs that decorate the amazing nature with their white and blue shades, you will be easily impressed by how they’re sculptured by nature itself! Depending on ice conditions, you might be lucky to see the glacier. The captain will stop the engine so you can enjoy your lunch among the beautiful icebergs while overlooking the most beautiful nature and indescribable silence! In between the many veins of the fjord system, you will be able to find abandoned villages, but there is one that is very special for Greenlanders: Qoornoq. After enjoying a nice lunch, in the Icefjord, we will make a quick stop in Qoornoq. The abandoned village is not completely abandoned yet, there is still life and beauty all year round - and even new houses are built as summer cottages. You will understand why the locals love to come here! Beautiful nature, friendly people and exciting history are to be experienced in Qoornoq. On the way back to Nuuk, the captain will sail you past a marvellous waterfall, which falls from the iconic hallmark of Nuuk: Sermitsiaq. Hop on board and check if there is enough space for pictures on your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
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Duration:
7hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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The Abandoned Settlement of Kangeq & The Island Of Hope | Nuuk

Come aboard this 3-hour excursion to the abandoned village Kangeq and the Island of Hope ! This excursion should not be missed by those visiting Nuuk, who are eager to learn about Greenlandic history or nature.  Kangeq is a former whaling village, that was abandoned in the 1970s, due to the industrialization of Greenland. Ever since the village has been deserted, and is today a standing proof of the colonial history, where you both can immerse yourself in pre-colonial history and Arctic coastal nature.  Your tour starts by the harbour, from where you will be welcomed aboard our closed cabin boat. From the colonial harbour we will head out Nuuk fjord, and upward the coast. The tour from Nuuk to Kangeq has a duration of 30-45 minutes. En route, there are great chances for seeing humpback whales, auks, seals and icebergs. Once you are out of the fjord, you will sail through a narrow passage and enter a small bay, where the village is hidden. There are several attractions in the small town, that you can explore. Explore the cores of the houses from the colonial period, that display the modest and harsh living conditions of early 1900, search for the ancient Inuit ruins or see the traces of how the once active fishing factory is now used by local fishermen.  Next destination of the day, brings us to sea again. We will set the course towards the Island of hope, where you will be able to see where the colonialist of Greenland first settled. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Nuuk was colonized. Put on a warm hat and bring your camera, for this out-of-fjord adventure to Kangeq and the Island Of Hope! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Tasermiut Fjord Exploring | Nanortalik | South Greenland

Come along this adventurous fjord exploring, which is paired with sailing in Tasermiut Fjord. Combining the two of the most popular activities in South Greenland, this tour is for anyone who loves Greenland, from the raw, naked and steep mountainsides to the majestic blue and white nuanced glaciers. Sailing to a settlement After meeting your captain of the day, you will venture out of Nanortalik harbor and travel deep into the vein of Tasermiut fjord. The captain will shortly brief you on the security precautions that apply sea adventures. Your first destination of the day will be the charming village of Tasiusaq. In its own little bay, lies the colorful and charming settlement, surrounded by sky high and peaky mountain tins. Take your time to explore and experience Greenlandic culture. Chat with one of the 80 locals, before moving on to the next destination of the day. A visit to Tasiusaq village, is the great insight into the daily lives of the Greenlandic people outside the larger towns, here you will get a taste of the Greenlandic culture! Fishing Next stop and activity of the day will be fishing for trout in a majestic creek, by the foot of a mesmerizing Tasermiut mountain. Fishing for trout is an art to be mastered, as you have to have patience – fishing in Greenland does not require that you are experienced and is fun for all ages. Explore the hidden corners of the creek, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair! The Icecap The last destination of the day will be a branch of the Greenland ice cap. When arriving at the glacier, you will be overwhelmed with its enormous size. But this branch is yet a small part of the Greenland ice cap, that covers 80 % of the country. Stand in the blue and white nuanced rays of the soaring glacier, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair. It is a unique and once in a lifetime experience, that will drain you emotionally with its beauty. Nature Tasermiut fjord is well-known for its spectacular beauty. With its sky-high mountains, reflecting themselves in the still waters of the fjord, the inhabitants of the surrounding area has crowned it as a wonder of the Arctic. The nature around Tasermiut will definitely take your breath away and drain you emotionally with its beauty, it is the perfect location for creating and photographing moments lasting a lifetime. Tie your hiking boots and bring your warmest hat for this Tasermiut fjord exploring! Do not hesitate to book this mesmerizing adventure. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
2hours
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All year
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Ghost Village Boat Cruise | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along on an adventure by sea and land, exploring the ghost village of Assaqutaq! Sailing allows you out-of-town adventures and fun is always promised. This tour is for you, who are searching for vanished ages and Greenlandic culture, from inuit ruins to abandoned settlements! Assaqutaq is located approximately 10 kilometers by boat from Sisimiut, by the foot of the southern side of the beautiful Nasaasaq mountain. Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement, that was left by the last inhabitant in the 1970s. During the 1950s to 1970 a depopulation happened in several Greenlandic settlements, as people were forced to move to the larger towns. Assaqutaq is clear sign, of the industrialization that happened in the colonial period. The settlement comes to life during the summer period, as it is used as a place for summer camps, that the local primary schools hold. Apart from the school children, the local people also enjoy the settlement in the summer, as it is a place for fishing ammassat (capelin fish), which is used as food for the many sled-dogs in Sisimiut and also enjoyed as a snack by the Greenlandic people. When you arrive at the settlement you can only imagine how it would be to live in a place like this. We will go a shore and walk through the haunting silence of the settlement. You will see the old fish factory, that used to be full of life. You will proceed through the settlement to see the place where the summer camp is held, in the charming old church. Close your eyes, and imagine what this place could have been, if it was not for the force moving of the inhabitants. Through the last couple of summers there has been great opportunities for spotting the huge and beautiful humpback whales gliding quietly through the water when sailing to and from Sisimiut, as they come very close to the shores. These huge, peaceful creatures come to the waters around Sisimiut to eat ammassat (capelin fish) in the summer. Furthermore there is also a great opportunity of spotting other marine mammals in the excursion, such as the minke and fin whales. This excursion has a bit to offer for everyone as it is a perfect mixture of hiking, sailing, nature, culture and the opportunity to spot whales. Tie your hiking boots and bring your warmest hat, for this adventure to the ghost town of Assaqutaq! Check the booking availability by pressing '' Choose a date'' above.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital. Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market. Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere. Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration. Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here. The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput. The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Meet the sled dogs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the local sleddogs with their musher. This tour is perfect for you, who would like to immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and if you are an animal lover. Grab this amazing opportunity and come along!  The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind - a wild animal, bred for dogsledding and surviving extreme temperatures.  The sled dogs have played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuits in Greenland. Today, you can only find sled dogs north of the polar circle, due to warm temperatures and melting sea ice.  The number of dogs has in the last 20 years reduced to half of its populations and today there are only 15.000 dogs in Greenland. Your tour begins with a transfer from your hotel to the dog yard. Here you will be met by a local musher, who will introduce you to his dogs. There is a strong bond between the musher and the dogs. The bond allows the musher and his dogs to travel far through the rough terrain of ice and snow in temperatures as low as -40 C. The local musher will tell you about life north of the polar circle, teach you how to operate the dog sledge and the hunting equipment, he uses for hunting and fishing. In case the musher does not speak English, your guide will translate. Please note, that these dogs are working dogs and not domesticated animals. It is, therefore, crucial, that you do not approach the dogs on your own. The owner will show what dogs are safe to pet. Bring your camera and fellow explorers to the dog yard! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.
4.0
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Oqaatsut Kayaking Day | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join this marvelous trip combining kayaking with cultural visit to the charming hunting village Oqaatsut. If you always have wanted to experience Greenland along with visiting Ilulissat, then this is something for you. As you will sail the arctic ocean from Ilulissat to the little settlement of Oqaatsut among humongous icebergs with the beautiful nuances of blue and white. When you have arrived in the village you will be joined with an experienced kayaking instructor who will take you through the basics and help you along the journey. As you will go through the safety instructions, you will get the best introduction of how to operate a kayak. Shortly after you will head onto the water. With your fellow explorers, you will get the thrilling experience of strolling across the water surface as you will get to sail among icebergs and get up close to the giants of the sea. If you are lucky you might even get to sail in the company of humpback whales. Curious and gentle creatures that are often spotted in the Greenlandic seas. From whales to a traditional village where you will get to see local hunters go out or come back from a hunt, but usually in the summer, they catch huge numbers of fish. Use your free time to walk around the settlement and greet the friendly locals. You will also get to enjoy lunch in a local home and get the full experience as you will get to see the beautiful decorations on the walls and the cozy feeling of a home. Tag along on this adventure just outside of Ilulissat and experience kayaking in the fjord of Oqaatsut. See the availability by pressing on ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove. The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain. The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.   See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Sep.
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Duration:
23.5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Hike Back in Time | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along and travel back in time and experience a place, where people have been living for the last 4.000 years. Sisimiut is Greenlands next biggest city, beautifully located between the ocean and the tall, steep mountains just north of the arctic circle. In the summer you will experience the eternal summer nights, where the sun never sets. This tour takes you to the little island Sallinnguit, which in English is called The Tele Island, as it is where the modern telecommunications installations are located. This little island has been an attractive place through thousands of years first as the settlement for different Inuit cultures as the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture and the Thule people and today you find the shrimp-peeling factory of Royal Greenland and also historic residential houses from the early industrialized period in Greenland. Sallinnguit is no longer a separate island, it is now connected to the city with a little bridge, as ir has been a central part of the development. This tour will walk you through the area and its history. You will hear the amazing story about the Inuit way of life before the influence of the Europeans. From there you will further hear about the early days of colonization an the history up until today. You will see the ruins from different periods in time and enjoy the view over ancient hunting grounds and the town, where you see the mixture of historical and modern buildings. Tie your hiking boots and bring your walking sticks, for this hike searching for vanished ages! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing. In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation. You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started. It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives. Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Experience The Fascinating Igaliku Settlement | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Witness one of South Greenland's most beautiful destinations, with this five-hour excursion - taking you to the incredible spell-binding settlement, Igaliko! On this tour, you can experience the mythical and enchanting beauty of South Greenland, and walk in the footsteps of the Norse Vikings.  Igaliko is a farm settlement in Erik The Reds fjord. Here the beautiful surroundings consist of rolling green hills, where the higher snow-covered mountaintops peek over, creates a stunning scenery. Due to the spectacular setting, Igaliko is known as Greenlands most beautiful place.  Your tour starts by the tourist ponton, in Qaqortoq Harbour. Here you will be welcomed by a local captain, who safely will sail you through Erik The Red's fjord. As you venture out on the vast waters of the fjord, enjoy the magical surroundings and keep an eye out, for Arctic wildlife.  Apart from the beautiful nature and today's farm-life, it is also a place with Norse-Viking history. Igaliko is where the Norsemen around the year 1100 founded the Gardar Cathedral for the bishop. Today you can still see the ruins of this impressive place. Later Igaliko became the home to Greenland's first modern agriculture when the Norwegian farmer Anders Olsen in 1782 settled down here with his Greenlandic wife, Tuperna. We will dock near Igaliko, but to get to the settlement you will have to conquer a 45-minute hike - but in these beautiful surroundings, it is easily done. Strolling down the 'Kingsroad' will bring you to the small settlement. Once you arrive in Igaliko, you are free to do whatever your heart desires. Explore the Gardar Cathedral, hike the surrounding grass hills, drink a cup of coffee or chat with a local.  Do not miss out on this excursion, taking you to South Greenland's top attraction! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Hike The Arctic Tundra | Ilimanaq | Disko Bay

Come along this mesmerizing hike! Combining the arctic tundra, hiking, and ancient Inuit history, always make for great adventures. This is a tour for you who enjoy all arctic wonders, from the Greenland ice cap to high mountains! Your adventure starts, when you stroll through the beautiful town of Ilulissat to Kussangajaannguaq 7. From here you will depart with your boat shuttle of the day, and venture into the savage oceans of Disko Bay. When arriving in Ilimanaq, you will meet your guide at Ilimanaq lodge. It is also possible to join the adventure from Ilimanaq! You will venture along unmarked paths and trails, that requires a good pair of hiking boots. You will be heading out into the backcountry of Ilimanaq, and chronically be surrounded by magnificent views. As you venture into the wild, wonderful and vast arctic tundra, with the mission of reaching abandoned settlements and ancient cemeteries from a time almost forgotten – you will be overwhelmed by the infinite nature of Greenland. The guide will brief you about the area and answer any further questions you might have, as the guide knows the lands, like the palm of his own hands. Explore the arctic herbs and search for vanished ages in the grounds. We might be lucky to spot Arctic Fox or Muskox. When having a little spare time you and your fellow explorers will head to a viewpoint, close to the Ilulissat Icefjord where you will be able to see impressive icebergs that have drifted ashore. On a day with clear skies, you will be able to see 65 kilometres away to a branch of the Greenland ice cap. This is a perfect location for lunch whilst glancing far and beyond the mesmerizing views. After a suitable amount of time of picture taking, you will be picked up by a boat and be transported back to Ilimanaq. It is possible to book an overnight stay at Ilimanaq lodge, follow this link:  https://guidetogreenland.com/accommodation/hotels/ilimanaq-lodge/70  If Staying at Ilimanaq lodges, book boat shuttle return through the accommodation site. Tie your hiking boots and bring your walking sticks! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Explore The Norse Viking Ruins | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Jump aboard our ship, and experience, explore and examine the remains of the Norse Vikings with this two-hour boat tour to the Hvalsey church ruins! This tour is perfect for you, who would like to experience the incredible landscapes of South Greenland, and the interesting history of the Norse Vikings.  The luscious landscapes surrounding Qaqortoq are full of interesting historical sites, and on this tour, you will get to experience the remains of a Viking settlement in Greenland.  You will be exploring the area where the Vikings led by Eric The Red, settled when coming to Greenland in the year 985. Eric and his fellow Vikings named the area  Austurbygd, which means the Eastern Settlement. On the same grounds, the first Christian church in the country was built in 1300. Your tour begins at the tourist ponton by Qaqortoq Harbor, here you will be introduced to your captain, who safely will take you through the vast waters of the surrounding fjord. From here a short bot tour into the fjord awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of South Greenland, and keep an eye out for the sea creatures, inhabiting the fjord. It is possible to spot seals and whales. The Hvalsey church ruins are said to be the home of an old Inuit legend. The story goes that Austurbygd was the ground for open war between the Norse chief Ungortoq and the Inuit leader K'aissape. According to the legend, the Inuit people led a huge attack on Hvalsey and burned down the Norsemen inside their houses. However, the chief Ungortoq managed to escape with his family but was caught near Cape Farewell after a long pursuit.  At   Austurbygd, you will go ashore and explore the old Norse Viking ruins. Engage yourself in the area's history, examine the 6-meter tall church walls and follow the stone hedge's, surrounding the old churchyard. Hvalsey Church is a standing proof of the Norse Vikings presence in Greenland, and it is said that the Vikings would gather for yearly Christian festivals.  In addition to all the historical sites, you'll get to see, you'll also get to experience the beautiful nature with its bright green, grassy hills in all kinds of different sizes and shapes - some steep and some soft. Safety is important for the crew on the boat "Odin" and they are experienced in sailing in the area as well. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to the city. You book the trip and the captain will pick you up on one of two spots on the harbor. Book your today,  if you would like to walk in the footsteps of the Norse Viking! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Town Walk – Sculptures and Myths | Nuuk

Join us for a stroll around the beautiful old quarters of Nuuk.  We stop by sculptures made by Greenlandic artists, and tell you the myths and legends that the sculptures have been inspired by.   The powerful sculpture of Kaassassuk, the orphan, beside the parliament of Greenland, and the Mother of the Sea at the beach beside the Old Colonial Harbour, are highlights of this walk.  There are several sculptures within close walking distance, which we will also visit.    This charming old part of town is typical Greenland, with wooden houses of all colours and views overlooking the sea.  In summer, flowers are blooming everywhere  There may be some locals practicing their kayaking skills, as the kayak club is right at the old harbour.  In winter and early spring, a blanket of snow adds to the charm of the colourful houses, and the sculpture of the Mother of the Sea may be covered in ice, making her look truly Greenlandic.   The storyteller, AneMarie Ottosen, is a performing artist whose wide experience adds an enchanting depth to the stories.  During the walk, you will enjoy talking with her on anything that interests you about our country, from traditional culture, to everyday life in modern Greenland.  We stop at three to four locations, to tell you our myths that have been passed down through generations.   Come along and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this tour.  You can check the availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Boat Shuttle Express | Kapisillit | Nuuk

Come aboard, this fast travelling boat shuttle from Greenland's capital, Nuuk to Kapisillit. This boat shuttle is perfect for you who would like to experience Greenland, its nature and its culture. Kapisillit offers unique opportunities for exploring Greenlandic culture and the beauty of the Arctic nature. Kapisillit is a small settlement, living off its surrounding nature - by fishing and hunting. The settlement has approximately 60 inhabitants and is surrounded by endless miles of Arctic tundra and unimaginable beauty.  With this boat shuttle, you will be transported to Kapisillit Friday, and return to Nuuk Sunday. Book a two-day stay at the local hostel, rent a cabin for a weekend or camp in the surrounding nature. This is the perfect opportunity if you would like to create your own Greenland holiday. For cultural activities, visit a local family, join the cultural celebration – Kaffemik, attend a church ceremony or go on a self-guided settlement tour and chit chat with the locals. Visiting Kapisillit is a true insight into what Greenland is like, outside of the capital. The surrounding nature offers a fjord of opportunities, for fishing and hiking. The area is known for its large lakes and river system, with breeding arctic char and salmon. Kapisillit means salmon and the settlement is named after its rich waters of salmon.   There are tons of hiking opportunities. Only an hour or two by foot, you can visit the ice-filled fjord, Nuuk ice fjord. The fjord houses the Narsap Sermia Glacier, which produces endless icebergs, flowing into the fjord. The many icebergs create a picturesque landscape with icebergs as far as the eyes can see. The hike is quite easy and can almost be done by all ages. Please note that these tours are without a guide. Departure is:  FRIDAY Nuuk – Kapisillit 16.00 Kapisillit – Nuuk 18.30 SUNDAY Nuuk – Kapisillit 12.00 Kapisillit – Nuuk 14.30 Pack your camera and fishing equipment for this out-of-town settlement visit. Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.   

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Duration:
3hours
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Greenlandic Culture

Get authentic cultural and historical experiences in Greenland, you can learn to speak Greenlandic, visit a local home or learn more about our history through city walks and other tours.

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Greenlandic Culture

Get authentic cultural and historical experiences in Greenland, you can learn to speak Greenlandic, visit a local home or learn more about our history through city walks and other tours.
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Boat tour to Nuuk Icefjord | Nuuk

Join this tour if you want to experience Greenlands most beautiful sides, of ice and breathtaking nature! Hop on board, this tour will take you to the Narsap Sermia ice fjord. En route you will also visit the small and charming abandoned village, Qoornoq. There are thousands of small and large fjords throughout the Greenlandic coast, but near the capital, you’ll find a truly unique fjord system, which is the second largest fjord system in the world. The fjord system is one of the oldest in the world, and it shows in the form of high and steep mountains. In the fjord you will find two glaciers that calve beautiful icebergs that decorate the amazing nature with their white and blue shades, you will be easily impressed by how they’re sculptured by nature itself! Depending on ice conditions, you might be lucky to see the glacier. The captain will stop the engine so you can enjoy your lunch among the beautiful icebergs while overlooking the most beautiful nature and indescribable silence! In between the many veins of the fjord system, you will be able to find abandoned villages, but there is one that is very special for Greenlanders: Qoornoq. After enjoying a nice lunch, in the Icefjord, we will make a quick stop in Qoornoq. The abandoned village is not completely abandoned yet, there is still life and beauty all year round - and even new houses are built as summer cottages. You will understand why the locals love to come here! Beautiful nature, friendly people and exciting history are to be experienced in Qoornoq. On the way back to Nuuk, the captain will sail you past a marvellous waterfall, which falls from the iconic hallmark of Nuuk: Sermitsiaq. Hop on board and check if there is enough space for pictures on your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
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Duration:
7hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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The Abandoned Settlement of Kangeq & The Island Of Hope | Nuuk

Come aboard this 3-hour excursion to the abandoned village Kangeq and the Island of Hope ! This excursion should not be missed by those visiting Nuuk, who are eager to learn about Greenlandic history or nature.  Kangeq is a former whaling village, that was abandoned in the 1970s, due to the industrialization of Greenland. Ever since the village has been deserted, and is today a standing proof of the colonial history, where you both can immerse yourself in pre-colonial history and Arctic coastal nature.  Your tour starts by the harbour, from where you will be welcomed aboard our closed cabin boat. From the colonial harbour we will head out Nuuk fjord, and upward the coast. The tour from Nuuk to Kangeq has a duration of 30-45 minutes. En route, there are great chances for seeing humpback whales, auks, seals and icebergs. Once you are out of the fjord, you will sail through a narrow passage and enter a small bay, where the village is hidden. There are several attractions in the small town, that you can explore. Explore the cores of the houses from the colonial period, that display the modest and harsh living conditions of early 1900, search for the ancient Inuit ruins or see the traces of how the once active fishing factory is now used by local fishermen.  Next destination of the day, brings us to sea again. We will set the course towards the Island of hope, where you will be able to see where the colonialist of Greenland first settled. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Nuuk was colonized. Put on a warm hat and bring your camera, for this out-of-fjord adventure to Kangeq and the Island Of Hope! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Tasermiut Fjord Exploring | Nanortalik | South Greenland

Come along this adventurous fjord exploring, which is paired with sailing in Tasermiut Fjord. Combining the two of the most popular activities in South Greenland, this tour is for anyone who loves Greenland, from the raw, naked and steep mountainsides to the majestic blue and white nuanced glaciers. Sailing to a settlement After meeting your captain of the day, you will venture out of Nanortalik harbor and travel deep into the vein of Tasermiut fjord. The captain will shortly brief you on the security precautions that apply sea adventures. Your first destination of the day will be the charming village of Tasiusaq. In its own little bay, lies the colorful and charming settlement, surrounded by sky high and peaky mountain tins. Take your time to explore and experience Greenlandic culture. Chat with one of the 80 locals, before moving on to the next destination of the day. A visit to Tasiusaq village, is the great insight into the daily lives of the Greenlandic people outside the larger towns, here you will get a taste of the Greenlandic culture! Fishing Next stop and activity of the day will be fishing for trout in a majestic creek, by the foot of a mesmerizing Tasermiut mountain. Fishing for trout is an art to be mastered, as you have to have patience – fishing in Greenland does not require that you are experienced and is fun for all ages. Explore the hidden corners of the creek, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair! The Icecap The last destination of the day will be a branch of the Greenland ice cap. When arriving at the glacier, you will be overwhelmed with its enormous size. But this branch is yet a small part of the Greenland ice cap, that covers 80 % of the country. Stand in the blue and white nuanced rays of the soaring glacier, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair. It is a unique and once in a lifetime experience, that will drain you emotionally with its beauty. Nature Tasermiut fjord is well-known for its spectacular beauty. With its sky-high mountains, reflecting themselves in the still waters of the fjord, the inhabitants of the surrounding area has crowned it as a wonder of the Arctic. The nature around Tasermiut will definitely take your breath away and drain you emotionally with its beauty, it is the perfect location for creating and photographing moments lasting a lifetime. Tie your hiking boots and bring your warmest hat for this Tasermiut fjord exploring! Do not hesitate to book this mesmerizing adventure. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Ghost Village Boat Cruise | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along on an adventure by sea and land, exploring the ghost village of Assaqutaq! Sailing allows you out-of-town adventures and fun is always promised. This tour is for you, who are searching for vanished ages and Greenlandic culture, from inuit ruins to abandoned settlements! Assaqutaq is located approximately 10 kilometers by boat from Sisimiut, by the foot of the southern side of the beautiful Nasaasaq mountain. Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement, that was left by the last inhabitant in the 1970s. During the 1950s to 1970 a depopulation happened in several Greenlandic settlements, as people were forced to move to the larger towns. Assaqutaq is clear sign, of the industrialization that happened in the colonial period. The settlement comes to life during the summer period, as it is used as a place for summer camps, that the local primary schools hold. Apart from the school children, the local people also enjoy the settlement in the summer, as it is a place for fishing ammassat (capelin fish), which is used as food for the many sled-dogs in Sisimiut and also enjoyed as a snack by the Greenlandic people. When you arrive at the settlement you can only imagine how it would be to live in a place like this. We will go a shore and walk through the haunting silence of the settlement. You will see the old fish factory, that used to be full of life. You will proceed through the settlement to see the place where the summer camp is held, in the charming old church. Close your eyes, and imagine what this place could have been, if it was not for the force moving of the inhabitants. Through the last couple of summers there has been great opportunities for spotting the huge and beautiful humpback whales gliding quietly through the water when sailing to and from Sisimiut, as they come very close to the shores. These huge, peaceful creatures come to the waters around Sisimiut to eat ammassat (capelin fish) in the summer. Furthermore there is also a great opportunity of spotting other marine mammals in the excursion, such as the minke and fin whales. This excursion has a bit to offer for everyone as it is a perfect mixture of hiking, sailing, nature, culture and the opportunity to spot whales. Tie your hiking boots and bring your warmest hat, for this adventure to the ghost town of Assaqutaq! Check the booking availability by pressing '' Choose a date'' above.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital. Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market. Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere. Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration. Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here. The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput. The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Meet the sled dogs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the local sleddogs with their musher. This tour is perfect for you, who would like to immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and if you are an animal lover. Grab this amazing opportunity and come along!  The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind - a wild animal, bred for dogsledding and surviving extreme temperatures.  The sled dogs have played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuits in Greenland. Today, you can only find sled dogs north of the polar circle, due to warm temperatures and melting sea ice.  The number of dogs has in the last 20 years reduced to half of its populations and today there are only 15.000 dogs in Greenland. Your tour begins with a transfer from your hotel to the dog yard. Here you will be met by a local musher, who will introduce you to his dogs. There is a strong bond between the musher and the dogs. The bond allows the musher and his dogs to travel far through the rough terrain of ice and snow in temperatures as low as -40 C. The local musher will tell you about life north of the polar circle, teach you how to operate the dog sledge and the hunting equipment, he uses for hunting and fishing. In case the musher does not speak English, your guide will translate. Please note, that these dogs are working dogs and not domesticated animals. It is, therefore, crucial, that you do not approach the dogs on your own. The owner will show what dogs are safe to pet. Bring your camera and fellow explorers to the dog yard! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Oqaatsut Kayaking Day | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join this marvelous trip combining kayaking with cultural visit to the charming hunting village Oqaatsut. If you always have wanted to experience Greenland along with visiting Ilulissat, then this is something for you. As you will sail the arctic ocean from Ilulissat to the little settlement of Oqaatsut among humongous icebergs with the beautiful nuances of blue and white. When you have arrived in the village you will be joined with an experienced kayaking instructor who will take you through the basics and help you along the journey. As you will go through the safety instructions, you will get the best introduction of how to operate a kayak. Shortly after you will head onto the water. With your fellow explorers, you will get the thrilling experience of strolling across the water surface as you will get to sail among icebergs and get up close to the giants of the sea. If you are lucky you might even get to sail in the company of humpback whales. Curious and gentle creatures that are often spotted in the Greenlandic seas. From whales to a traditional village where you will get to see local hunters go out or come back from a hunt, but usually in the summer, they catch huge numbers of fish. Use your free time to walk around the settlement and greet the friendly locals. You will also get to enjoy lunch in a local home and get the full experience as you will get to see the beautiful decorations on the walls and the cozy feeling of a home. Tag along on this adventure just outside of Ilulissat and experience kayaking in the fjord of Oqaatsut. See the availability by pressing on ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove. The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain. The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.   See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Sep.
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Duration:
23.5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Hike Back in Time | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along and travel back in time and experience a place, where people have been living for the last 4.000 years. Sisimiut is Greenlands next biggest city, beautifully located between the ocean and the tall, steep mountains just north of the arctic circle. In the summer you will experience the eternal summer nights, where the sun never sets. This tour takes you to the little island Sallinnguit, which in English is called The Tele Island, as it is where the modern telecommunications installations are located. This little island has been an attractive place through thousands of years first as the settlement for different Inuit cultures as the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture and the Thule people and today you find the shrimp-peeling factory of Royal Greenland and also historic residential houses from the early industrialized period in Greenland. Sallinnguit is no longer a separate island, it is now connected to the city with a little bridge, as ir has been a central part of the development. This tour will walk you through the area and its history. You will hear the amazing story about the Inuit way of life before the influence of the Europeans. From there you will further hear about the early days of colonization an the history up until today. You will see the ruins from different periods in time and enjoy the view over ancient hunting grounds and the town, where you see the mixture of historical and modern buildings. Tie your hiking boots and bring your walking sticks, for this hike searching for vanished ages! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing. In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation. You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started. It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives. Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Experience The Fascinating Igaliku Settlement | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Witness one of South Greenland's most beautiful destinations, with this five-hour excursion - taking you to the incredible spell-binding settlement, Igaliko! On this tour, you can experience the mythical and enchanting beauty of South Greenland, and walk in the footsteps of the Norse Vikings.  Igaliko is a farm settlement in Erik The Reds fjord. Here the beautiful surroundings consist of rolling green hills, where the higher snow-covered mountaintops peek over, creates a stunning scenery. Due to the spectacular setting, Igaliko is known as Greenlands most beautiful place.  Your tour starts by the tourist ponton, in Qaqortoq Harbour. Here you will be welcomed by a local captain, who safely will sail you through Erik The Red's fjord. As you venture out on the vast waters of the fjord, enjoy the magical surroundings and keep an eye out, for Arctic wildlife.  Apart from the beautiful nature and today's farm-life, it is also a place with Norse-Viking history. Igaliko is where the Norsemen around the year 1100 founded the Gardar Cathedral for the bishop. Today you can still see the ruins of this impressive place. Later Igaliko became the home to Greenland's first modern agriculture when the Norwegian farmer Anders Olsen in 1782 settled down here with his Greenlandic wife, Tuperna. We will dock near Igaliko, but to get to the settlement you will have to conquer a 45-minute hike - but in these beautiful surroundings, it is easily done. Strolling down the 'Kingsroad' will bring you to the small settlement. Once you arrive in Igaliko, you are free to do whatever your heart desires. Explore the Gardar Cathedral, hike the surrounding grass hills, drink a cup of coffee or chat with a local.  Do not miss out on this excursion, taking you to South Greenland's top attraction! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Hike The Arctic Tundra | Ilimanaq | Disko Bay

Come along this mesmerizing hike! Combining the arctic tundra, hiking, and ancient Inuit history, always make for great adventures. This is a tour for you who enjoy all arctic wonders, from the Greenland ice cap to high mountains! Your adventure starts, when you stroll through the beautiful town of Ilulissat to Kussangajaannguaq 7. From here you will depart with your boat shuttle of the day, and venture into the savage oceans of Disko Bay. When arriving in Ilimanaq, you will meet your guide at Ilimanaq lodge. It is also possible to join the adventure from Ilimanaq! You will venture along unmarked paths and trails, that requires a good pair of hiking boots. You will be heading out into the backcountry of Ilimanaq, and chronically be surrounded by magnificent views. As you venture into the wild, wonderful and vast arctic tundra, with the mission of reaching abandoned settlements and ancient cemeteries from a time almost forgotten – you will be overwhelmed by the infinite nature of Greenland. The guide will brief you about the area and answer any further questions you might have, as the guide knows the lands, like the palm of his own hands. Explore the arctic herbs and search for vanished ages in the grounds. We might be lucky to spot Arctic Fox or Muskox. When having a little spare time you and your fellow explorers will head to a viewpoint, close to the Ilulissat Icefjord where you will be able to see impressive icebergs that have drifted ashore. On a day with clear skies, you will be able to see 65 kilometres away to a branch of the Greenland ice cap. This is a perfect location for lunch whilst glancing far and beyond the mesmerizing views. After a suitable amount of time of picture taking, you will be picked up by a boat and be transported back to Ilimanaq. It is possible to book an overnight stay at Ilimanaq lodge, follow this link:  https://guidetogreenland.com/accommodation/hotels/ilimanaq-lodge/70  If Staying at Ilimanaq lodges, book boat shuttle return through the accommodation site. Tie your hiking boots and bring your walking sticks! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Explore The Norse Viking Ruins | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Jump aboard our ship, and experience, explore and examine the remains of the Norse Vikings with this two-hour boat tour to the Hvalsey church ruins! This tour is perfect for you, who would like to experience the incredible landscapes of South Greenland, and the interesting history of the Norse Vikings.  The luscious landscapes surrounding Qaqortoq are full of interesting historical sites, and on this tour, you will get to experience the remains of a Viking settlement in Greenland.  You will be exploring the area where the Vikings led by Eric The Red, settled when coming to Greenland in the year 985. Eric and his fellow Vikings named the area  Austurbygd, which means the Eastern Settlement. On the same grounds, the first Christian church in the country was built in 1300. Your tour begins at the tourist ponton by Qaqortoq Harbor, here you will be introduced to your captain, who safely will take you through the vast waters of the surrounding fjord. From here a short bot tour into the fjord awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of South Greenland, and keep an eye out for the sea creatures, inhabiting the fjord. It is possible to spot seals and whales. The Hvalsey church ruins are said to be the home of an old Inuit legend. The story goes that Austurbygd was the ground for open war between the Norse chief Ungortoq and the Inuit leader K'aissape. According to the legend, the Inuit people led a huge attack on Hvalsey and burned down the Norsemen inside their houses. However, the chief Ungortoq managed to escape with his family but was caught near Cape Farewell after a long pursuit.  At   Austurbygd, you will go ashore and explore the old Norse Viking ruins. Engage yourself in the area's history, examine the 6-meter tall church walls and follow the stone hedge's, surrounding the old churchyard. Hvalsey Church is a standing proof of the Norse Vikings presence in Greenland, and it is said that the Vikings would gather for yearly Christian festivals.  In addition to all the historical sites, you'll get to see, you'll also get to experience the beautiful nature with its bright green, grassy hills in all kinds of different sizes and shapes - some steep and some soft. Safety is important for the crew on the boat "Odin" and they are experienced in sailing in the area as well. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to the city. You book the trip and the captain will pick you up on one of two spots on the harbor. Book your today,  if you would like to walk in the footsteps of the Norse Viking! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Town Walk – Sculptures and Myths | Nuuk

Join us for a stroll around the beautiful old quarters of Nuuk.  We stop by sculptures made by Greenlandic artists, and tell you the myths and legends that the sculptures have been inspired by.   The powerful sculpture of Kaassassuk, the orphan, beside the parliament of Greenland, and the Mother of the Sea at the beach beside the Old Colonial Harbour, are highlights of this walk.  There are several sculptures within close walking distance, which we will also visit.    This charming old part of town is typical Greenland, with wooden houses of all colours and views overlooking the sea.  In summer, flowers are blooming everywhere  There may be some locals practicing their kayaking skills, as the kayak club is right at the old harbour.  In winter and early spring, a blanket of snow adds to the charm of the colourful houses, and the sculpture of the Mother of the Sea may be covered in ice, making her look truly Greenlandic.   The storyteller, AneMarie Ottosen, is a performing artist whose wide experience adds an enchanting depth to the stories.  During the walk, you will enjoy talking with her on anything that interests you about our country, from traditional culture, to everyday life in modern Greenland.  We stop at three to four locations, to tell you our myths that have been passed down through generations.   Come along and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this tour.  You can check the availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above.